owner of sticky directory cannot delete files created by others

Bug #427718 reported by Theodore Pham on 2009-09-11
This bug affects 1 person
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samba (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Samba bug #6297 - owner of sticky directory cannot delete files created by others.
Full bug description and patch here:


This has already been fixed in the Samba code base and released as part of Samba 3.3.5. (See 3.3.5 release notes http://www.samba.org/samba/history/samba-3.3.5.html)

Would it be possible for the patch to be applied to the jaunty samba package (3.3.2)?

I have a server that uses the sticky directory bit for Dropbox folders and currently the owners of the Dropboxes cannot delete files submitted by others even though they are supposed to be able to. I'd rather not have to install a newer samba manually or co-opt the karmic samba sources when this small patch could fix things.

Chuck Short (zulcss) wrote :

Thanks for the bug report, it will definently be considered for an SRU.


Changed in samba (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Chuck Short (zulcss) wrote :


Thanks for the request this is fixed for Karmic.


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